Hooray! He did it! He really did it! No one thought he would be able to do it, but he did. He beat his mentor. He won his Super Bowl.
Would it matter if the Broncos lost every game the rest of the season? Heck No! This season is a success in McDaniels eyes. He beat his messiah. Pack it up, this season is ova.
What kind of post game comments would McDaniels supply after winning the Super Bowl in October? Just the typical post game remarks that should be used in February not in October.
“No, I was really happy,” he said. “He would have been really happy had they won.”
We kinda got that you were happy, Josh. And I’m sure he wouldn’t have been as happy as you were, seeing as though it’s only October.
“I owe him a tremendous amount of my success. I will always be indebted to him. He’s a great friend; he’s a great teacher of mine. I have great admiration for him. I don’t think he would have expected anything less of me to compete against him and our team to compete against his team for 60 minutes today.”
Well aint that sweet, Josh. But you see Josh, you were hired to compete against other teams. That’s what coaches do in the NFL. He EXPECTED to beat you. You expected to compete.
While it might have appeared unusual that the pair did not embrace after the game, it was all by design.
“We agreed before the game that we would wave,” McDaniels said. “We shook hands before the game. We knew that there has been so much made of him and handshakes that we agreed to just go ahead and do that, but I talked to him before the game.”
Glad you guys agreed to wave, Josh. It would’ve been kinda hard to shake hands while you’re running up and down the field fist-pumping and celebrating in invisible confetti.
Despite repeated questions by disbelieving reporters in the days leading to the game, McDaniels insisted that it was not a special game. Yet after defeating his former employer, he copped to the truth. “I lied,” he said, smiling.
Wouldn’t be the first time.
“It was more special to me because I knew how hard it would be to beat them,” he said.
Let’s see here, the Patroits lost to the Jets. Should’ve lost against the Bills. And they squeaked by the Ravens. They are indeed unbeatable, Josh. Great observation.
“They don’t beat themselves . . . they just don’t make mistakes and they didn’t really today. I knew we’d have to be incredibly prepared as a staff.”
You mean you’re not incredibly prepared every week?
I knew we’d have to have a great week of practice to be really in tune with the game plan and play extremely hard for 60 minutes. And I knew we would have to make some adjustments.
Broncos players are a lucky bunch. From here on out, practice will be a breeze. As a matter of fact, no need to even show up anymore. And being in tune with the game plan and playing hard for 60 minutes? Forget about it. No need for that ever again.
Ok, Josh. Any last words on how special this Super Bowl victory is?
“It is a great challenge playing against Bill and his staff and playing against that team with all those great players and that’s why it’s special. It’s not special just because I was in New England. It is special because our team put in the time and the effort and the work that it required to compete with them at the end to get the win.”
Ah, yes. Congrats, Josh McDaniels on your Super Bowl victory. Your celebration is well deserved.
Fired-up McDaniels relishes ‘special’ win (Boston.com)